Greetings from my Home Office,

I hope this email finds you well and safe as we continue with this new normal. I have heard many inspiring stories related to our Springfield College Family and their response, be it professional or through volunteerism, to the COVID-19 pandemic. Our Humanics Philosophy serves as an essential guidepost in our daily lives. It has never been more relevant than during this uncertain time.

For the last several years during Reunion Weekend in June, alumni who have visited campus have participated in several Humanics in Action projects. Through our partnership with Operation Gratitude, hundreds of alumni have chosen to write postcards of appreciation to our troops.

As many of you know, Reunion 2020 has been postponed and combined with Reunion 2021. In recent conversation with Operation Gratitude, we learned that they have expanded their reach to include our heroes at home, our first responders who risk their lives every day on the front lines of COVID-19. The Alumni Relations staff thought that, even though we will not be together on campus this June, we would still ask our Springfield College Family to be part of such a Humanics in Action project.

We are asking that you write a note of appreciation to a first responder, veteran or our active military member. We will then bundle all the letters together in a giant package and get them to our partners at Operation Gratitude who will distribute the letters accordingly.

Operation Gratitude requests a few parameters be followed in crafting your letter.

  • Please have your salutation read "Dear Hero".
  • Please include in the top left of your letter if you would like your letter to be directed to a deployed troop (an active military member in harm's way), a veteran, or a first responder, simply state in small font "for a _____ ".
  • Please do NOT date the letter.
  • Please seal your envelope with water or glue (and on the envelope flap mark that it has been sealed with water or glue).
  • Adults should include their email address in case the recipient would like to respond.
  • Explain that our Springfield College alumni and families are joining together from their homes to express heartfelt appreciation to those who do so much for so many.
  • Share a bit about yourself

Please you mail your letter to:

Alumni Relations
Springfield College
Re: HUMANICS IN ACTION PROJECT
263 Alden Street
Springfield, MA 01109

Please mail your letter no later than June 15, 2020.

Even though we are physically apart, this Humanics in Action project will enable us to join together as a college family to thank those who are doing so much, each and every day, for the rest of us. We look forward to receiving many letters.

Again, we hold you in our hearts and in our prayers. Stay safe and stay well.

On behalf of the Alumni Relations staff,

Tamie

Tamie Kidess Lucey ’81, G’82
Alumni Director